The CSRS Voluntary Contribution Program has been available to CSRS or CSRS Offset federal employees for many years. It can be a very useful option to significantly increase retirement savings. The author explains some of the details of this program.
One advantage federal employees have when saving for retirement is the Roth TSP. A Roth investment allows you to pay tax on the seed (the smaller, starting investment) and reap the bounties (the investment plus growth/interest) tax-free. The author explains more about how this works.
Many times when people consider the VCP annuity, it looks like a viable option. However, there are critical problems with the CSRS VCP annuity that you should know about before you sign on the dotted line.
Do you make “too much money” to qualify for a Roth IRA? CSRS and CSRS Offset federal employees have a unique benefit that can be used max-fund a Roth IRA.
In the past, many CSRS employees have been excluded from contributing to a Roth due to their income level. Here is information about a program that provides a way for CSRS and CSRS-Offset employees to get large sums into a Roth IRA.